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Hey, I have a new 2018 Road Glide and I'm looking at getting a new set of Handle Bars. I really don't have experience in this area when it comes to swapping them out however I do know that if I have to big of bars or what have you I would need to get a new set of cables, which i'm trying to avoid to save $$ xD.

With that being said how much wiggle room is there on 2018 Road Glides? Should I just plan on getting a new set of cables as well? I'm a big potato that's trying to grow. Feed me information :D
 

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It depends on how tall you want to go. I have Road 6 Custom 13” standard bars and fit was fine. Pull up their site and view their install on a 15 Road Glide, that will give you an idea. That video will show a couple of tie wraps to remove and a very easy move of one of the wires to have more wire play. It also depends on the bar manufacture. Seems most 13” bar are no problem, some 14” will work, some will not. The nice thing about the 18 Road Glide, the throttle by wire cable has about 18” of extra length, so no extension is needed. Also, HD went to the small plug on the throttle by wire, I think in 16 or 17, so no de-pinning is needed on any plugs.

I know this is pretty basic, but it comes down to how tall of bars and manufacturers. If you have which bars you are looking at, that would be helpful.
 

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I was actually looking at something like that. They are not too big imo. If they make a 12" version I might go for that. I am like 5ft 7in on a good day. The Stock handle Bars on the Road Glide are kind of awkward. They are quite low so I am bending over slightly and they have a really weird angle. I came from an '09 Sportster and the handle bars on that were almost Completely straight. I was still leaning over slightly because I was taller then the bars but it was alot more comfortable on the hands.

I'll go look on their website. I'm wanting to try and do work myself or atleast with the help of others who know more then me so I can learn. Gotta start somewhere.
 

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You will be good with anything in the 12" range. Once you go beyond that you need to start paying attention. I did a set of 13" Road 6's on a buddies bike and they fit great. I put 14" Factory 47's on my personal glide and the lines work but they are screaming for help. That is around $500 in lines from the dealer to make them fit nicer and correct.
 

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You might try pulling the pin & rolling your stock bars forward first too. Mine felt way too low at first but rolling forward made a big difference to me.
 

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You might try pulling the pin & rolling your stock bars forward first too. Mine felt way too low at first but rolling forward made a big difference to me.
Oh wow, I haven't thought of that at all LOL. I might try that when I get home.
 

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IMO even with pulling the pin and rolling the bars forward, the stock bars just suck.

Once again IMO.

13" Apes will work with the stock lines for sure.

Some 14" apes will still work with the stock cables, it depends on the width of the bars.

If you go 14" you would have to re-route the cables a little bit to make them work.

I had 13" apes but ended up selling them for 16" apes.

For me the 16" apes were way better.

I also replaced all the cables and line extensions.

I wanted steel braided lines anyways so I pulled the trigger, and glad I did.

Good Luck On Your Decision.

Swomack
 

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I have road 6 holey rollers at 13" or 14" and they are rolled back pretty far due to shoulder/elbow issues. The hoses are almost too short. I don't have any issues the way it is. Good luck!
 
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